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The Idea Of Beautiful [Explicit]

August 28, 2012 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 28, 2012
  • Release Date: August 28, 2012
  • Label: Jamla Records / Culture Over Everything
  • Copyright: Jamla Records / Culture Over Everything
  • Total Length: 1:10:07
  • Genres:
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B008YO6AHG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,640 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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I was thinking of the best way to describe this flawless album and came up with comparing it to an extremely joyous outing shared with your loved one that you just don't want to end. It is so clearly evident that Rapsody put her mind, heart and soul into her debut album and it shows. I struggled to pick a favourite song from the album because there isn't one I don't like, but if push comes to shove it would be the soulfully haunting Precious Wings.

Please pick up this album I guarantee you will not regret it and remember Culture over Everything!
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Rapsody is so real. This album speaks volumes from start to finish. I have nothing but respect for any Hip Hop artist who encourages women to think instead of blink and tells our young men to build instead of kill. This was on point musically (big fat S/O to 9th Wonder)and lyrically. And the album cover is dope! The features: Mac Miller, Raheem Devaughn, Big Rube and Childish Gambino are all awesome compliments to her album. However, it would be nice to get a Lupe or Phil Ade feature on the next album ;)

1 line review: One of the best albums I've heard in a long time.
Most replayed tracks on the iPod: Kinda Love, Non-fiction, Motivation & Good Good Love.
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This album is dope. From start to finish, every song is great. In the nearly 3 weeks since I've bought it, I've played it in its entirety about 10-11 times and it's still as enjoyable as the first time. I recommend this for anyone who considers themselves a hip hop head.
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By Duds on February 13, 2013
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Great album. Deep quality lyricism - reminiscent of Jay-z. Virtually every song is good to great. She talks about thing both men and women can relate too, but from the women's perspective, which is lacking on most of hip hop. Nothing ditsy like Nicki Minaj.
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When North Carolina based Rapsody made her debut several years back, she was originally a member of the collective Kooley High. It was there she first worked with 9th Wonder, where he would invite her to appear on the interludes to his sophomore album "The Dream Merchant, Volume 2". When 2010 rolled around, she released her first mixtape "Return Of The B-Girl". The following year, she emerged with two more mixtapes- "Thank H.E.R. Now" and "For Everything" as well as the EP "The Black Mamba". At this point in time, she was dangerously close to signing a recording contract with Def Jam, but things stalled to a screeching halt and she went back to being independent. 2012 saw the release of her formal debut on 9th Wonder's label It's A Wonderful World Music Group with "The Idea Of Beautiful". It's an album that shows she was cut from the same cloth as earlier female rappers like MC Lyte, Bahamadia and Jean Grae.

Not much has changed for her in terms of style and sound- in fact, her album picks up where her mixtapes left off. She reunites with the production team The Soul Council, who has produced virtually everything she's done since she embarked on a solo career. Opening up the album is the aptly titled "Motivation" which features a treademark opening monologue from Big Rube of the Dungeon Family. She teams up again with her labelmate Heather Victoria on the jazzy feel of "The Drums", where she explains on how people relate to personal lyrics in music. She talks openly about love and relationships on "Precious Wings" and "Good Good Love". She criticizes the music industry on the first single "Believe Me" and wishes to meet her idol Jay-Z on "Destiny".
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In this album you can tell she is a Lauryn Hill fan and this follows the feel and sound of "Miseducation.." but Rapsody adds her own unique sound and style to make this more Hip Hop than R&B, a more grittier album.
MC Lyte + Lauryn Hill = Rapsody
Lyte as a Rock + Miseducation... = The Idea of Beautiful
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I haven't heard a female hip hop album since Lauryn Hill that I loved this much. Rapsody says that she was heavily influenced by Lauryn Hill, and i can hear the similarities. However, her style is completely new and fresh...love this album. Can't get enough of it.
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Really feelin this album and style from Rapsody. Heard het last year at the BET Hip Hop awards and instantly became a fan. Love her style and delivery. Great storytelling with a twist of Lauryn Hill in it.
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